In the past 6 months, both of my daughters have grown extremely fond of the adorable series Owl Diaries. These are beginner chapter books with vibrant pictures on every page and the dialogue is very chatty. I find the books quite cute myself and they are perfect for beginner readers, in my opinion. The main owl, Eva, is sweet and her best friend’s name is Lucy, so that is obviously a hit in our house since we have a Lucy too 🙂
Molly has started drawing owls all the time now and she is getting quite good at it. In September, I was going back and forth on what to suggest for Halloween costumes and then one night I realized that it might not be too difficult to make them owl costumes. When I suggested it, the girls were SO excited so we settled on it. They wanted me to be an owl too, so I decided to make mine a bit more like Hedwig. 😉
I think the end result was pretty good!!
I loosely followed this post to make the costumes and I ran into a few hiccups along the way due to my own choices in fabric, etc, but the girls love the costumes and I love how much free time I have now that I’m not making their costumes. It definitely took me a lot longer than that post outlined, and I think I am going to break down and now (after Halloween), sew their wings on so that they can play better with the costumes in the future.
I also decided to make their eyes on winter hats, but we have had unseasonably warm weather here lately and they wore their costumes indoors at school etc. so I also made them masks. Lucy, aged 3 1/2, decided to wear her hat and mask at the same time and there was no talking her out of having 4 owl eyes. Oh well! haha This is the post I followed for their masks (and mine too).
My costume is fun too because it’s pretty work friendly (I wore it to work on Halloween without the mask!) and comfy. I think I’ll keep it for years to come because it’s easy 🙂
Hope everyone had a great Halloween! I will admit that it is not my #1 favourite holiday but I was happy to have the time to make the costumes this year and hoping to make it a yearly tradition 🙂
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